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Wings To The Sky
By: Jeffrey J.
Ohio, Age 8


7/2/1937

This is breaking news from Jeffrey J...... I'm here reporting on July 2nd, 1937 at the Miami Airport where the world’s national celebrity, Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan begin there fight around the world. Breaking news tells us that it seems they have somehow disappeared over the Pacific Ocean and are no longer in flight. They departed on June 1st, flying from Miami, across the Atlantic Ocean to Dakar, Senegal, in Africa, and then on to India. They took off on July 2nd for Howland Island. Howland is half a mile wide and two miles long - - barely a dot in the Pacific Ocean. Twenty hours into the flight, Amelia's voice is picked up by a ship's radio near the island. But the Electra and crew never arrived. The disappearance of these two American citizens has so affected the United States that President Roosevelt has personally authorized nine naval ships and 66 planes to help in the search effort. Over 4,000 men comb the waters and islands of the South Pacific. Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan have not been found. No trace of the Electra or crew has been spotted. It looks like this fight may have ended in tragedy. According to authorities finding the Electra or the crew seems hopeless. We may never know what caused this horrible tragedy. But, we are sure of one thing that this event will never be forgotten. Our hearts are deeply saddened by this loss and we hope that a rescue is near.



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